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What People Learn from Job Experiences

Over the course of 30 years, significant research has been done, by the Center for Creative Leadership and by others, to better understand how people learn, grow, and change over the course of their careers. Through a series of studies—beginning in the United States and now including interviews with senior managers in China and India, public- and private-sector leaders in Singapore, and male and female senior executives who attend the Center for Creative Leadership’s Leadership at the Peak program from all sectors of the economy—it has become clear that job experiences can both deepen and broaden an...

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Research demonstrates that the most potent contributions to your development come from on-the-job experiences. Understand what types of experiences have the most impact on your development, and how specific types of developmental assignments can foster your learning in specific ways. Also discover the roles a boss, mentor or coach can play in accelerating your development.